Denmark: Terror charges brought against 5 comrades in arson attacks to destabilize the state

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Terror charges brought against 5 comrades in Denmark: arson attacks to
destabilize the state

Today, after four months of imprisonment we finally heard the charges
against our friends and comrades in the city court. The five who were
arrested the 26th of April 2011 have been officially accused of carrying out
a number of arson attacks against two fur companies, the headquarters of
Nordea bank (the second largest bank in Denmark), the central police
station, the Greek embassy, a police school, and a number of other banks in
copenhagen. While some of these charges were expected based on previous
police statements, the worst news came when the severity of their charges
were increased from simple acts of arson to official terrorism charges under
the Danish terror laws passed in 2002. The five are being accused of
attempting to destabilize the Danish state and police through these supposed
attacks. They have also been charged with attempted arson and attacks
(which were supposedly never carried out due to their incarceration) against
the parliament building, the queen’s royal guard, the judicial building, and
a fundamentalist christian sect responsible for the eviction of the youth
house in Copenhagen in 2007. The absurdity of these final charges
emphasize the ridiculousness of the whole case and show that the police are
using the case as a political tool. Recent research by antifascist groups
in Denmark has uncovered a secret extreme right wing group which has many
ties to police, the government, nazi parties, as well as fascist hooligan
groups. The police are fabricating this ‘left terrorist’ group to distract
the public from these recent findings, and to scare them in advance of
upcoming national elections. The five continue to profess their innocence
for all of the charges, especially the most recent and ridiculous

As anarchists opposed to both prisons and the state, we support our comrades
and friends as they struggle against the state. Because we have not been
able to talk to them freely since they have been imprisoned, and they have
been kept from making public statements, we stand behind them in their
denial of responsibility for these actions, while at the same time
supporting the actions themselves as valid methods of resistance. Regardless
of their guilt or innocence in the eyes of the state, they have been forced
into this conflict with the state and are fighting for their freedom. We
are calling out for direct international solidarity with the prisoners.

After the results of the court hearing today, the prisoners will remain in
custody for at least the next month, and possibly until their trials. Their
names are being kept out of print at the request of their lawyers, but know
that they are comrades and friends of many people struggling in Copenhagen.
You can write them letters by sending email to,
and it will be printed and passed on to one of the five. Their mail is
being controlled along with their visits, so everything will be read by the
police. All of the prisoners speak good english and danish. As well, all
expressions of solidarity are welcome. No one is forgotten in the struggle
against capitalism and the state!

Some anarchists in Copenhagen

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